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Review: G.Skill Trident Z Royal 16GB DDR4-3600 (F4-3600C18D-16GTRS)

by Tarinder Sandhu on 9 April 2019, 14:01

Tags: G.SKILL

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Test Methodology

Comparison Memory

 
G.Skill Trident Z Royal
Corsair Vengeance LPX 
Model
F4-3600C18D-16GTRS
CMK16GX4M2Z2666C16
Capacity
16GB (2x8GB)
16GB (2x8GB)
Speed
3,600MHz
2,667MHz
Timings
18-22-22-42-2T
16-18-18-35-2T
Voltage
1.35V
1.20V
Price
£200
£90

Test Platform

CPU AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Motherboard MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC (1.80 BIOS)
Primary Storage Device SK hynix Canvas SC300 512GB
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition (419.67)
Power Supply Corsair HX1000i
Operating System Windows 10 64-bit (1809)

Benchmarks

AIDA64 v5.99.4900 Memory analysis tool supporting the latest CPUs
HEXUS.PiFast Our number-crunching benchmark stresses a single core by calculating Pi to 10m places
CINEBENCH R20 Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses all cores
HandBrake 1.2.2 Converting a 4K video file to YouTube 1080p60
3DMark Time Spy DX12, Default Test
Civilization VI DX12,1,920x1,080, 8xMSAA, High Quality
F1 2017 DX11, 1,920x1,080, Ultra-high preset
World of Tanks DX11, 1,920x1,080, TSSAA HQ, Ultra Quality

Notes

We have tested from the ground-up using a fresh, up-to-date Windows build and the latest BIOS on the MSI X470 motherboard. As mentioned, the performance benefits of faster RAM can be evaluated by comparing it to generic memory running at 2,667MHz.

Overclocking

We've chosen three arbitrary speeds and timings, at 1.45V, in order to evaluate the overclocking potential of the modules. Voltage was increased to 1.45V.

  3,800MHz
(18-22-22-45-2T)
3,800MHz
(16-16-16-36-2T)
4,000MHz
(18-22-22-45-2T)
G.Skill Trident Z Royal @ 1.45V

It's good to see premium DDR4 run at high speeds on an AMD platform, and we actually topped-out at 4,050MHz using the memory's native speed, which is impressive.